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Weekend Football Review

Final weekend before international break!

FA Cup Quarter-Finals

Bournemouth 0 vs. 3 Southampton

Djenepo and Redmond scored in the 1st half to give Southampton the lead. Redmond then scored in the 59th minute to seal the game. Redmond was involved in all three goals and it was a big game for him. Southampton get some respite from their poor form as they seal an appearance at Wembley. Bournemouth are knocked out. 

Everton 0 vs. 2 Man City

It was defence vs attack in this game and Everton almost held on until extra time but City eventually prevailed. Gundogan scored in the 84th minute and De Bruyne scored in the 90th minute to seal the win for City. City’s quadruple hopes continue as they seal a place at Wembley. Everton can now focus on sealing a place in Europe for next season as they fight for the top 6 spots. 

Leicester 3 vs. 1 Man United

Iheanacho scored in the 24th minute to give Leicester the lead after a blunder from Maguire and Fred. Greenwood equalised for United in the 38th minute to set up an interesting 2nd half. Tielemans then restored Leicester’s lead in the 52nd minute while Iheanacho made it 3 in the 78th minute. Leicester finally manage to beat United this season as they seal a semi-final at Wembley after a very long time. Man United get knocked out at the quarter’s this time instead of semi’s. United can now focus on the Europa League and finishing in the top four. 

Premier League MW 29

Fulham 1 vs. 2 Leeds

Bamford scored in the 29th minute to give Leeds the lead. Andersen equalised for Fulham in the 38th minute. Raphinha scored  the winner for Leeds in the 58th minute as Fulham could not reply back. Fulham remain 18th in the table 2 points behind Newcastle. Leeds move into 11th with the win. 

Brighton 3 vs. 0 Newcastle

Trossard scored right before half time, while Welbeck and Maupay scored in the 2nd half to seal the win for Brighton. It’s a big win for the Seagulls as they remain 16th and 6 points above the relegation zone now. Newcastle remain 17th in the table and 2 points above the relegation zone. 

West Ham 3 vs. 3 Arsenal

Lingard, Bowen, and Soucek scored within 32 minutes to give West Ham a blistering 3 goal lead. It was a dismal half form Arsenal but they managed to get one goal back via a Soucek own goal in the 38th minute. Dawson then scored another own goal in the 61st minute to make it 2 for Arsenal. Lacazette then equalised for Arsenal in the 82nd minute. West Ham will be kicking themselves the way they dropped points in this game. They remain 2 points outside the top four while Arsenal move into 9th with the point. 

Aston Villa 0 vs. 2 Tottenham

Vinicius scored in the 29th minute to give Spurs the lead while Kane scored a penalty in the 68th minute to seal the win for Spurs. Villa drop into 10th with the loss while Tottenham jump up to 6th and 3 points outside the top four. It’s going to be a big final period for Spurs as they have a league cup final and can still realistically make the top four. 

La Liga MW 28

Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo 1-3, Sevilla drew with Valladolid 1-1, Atletico beat Alaves 1-0, and Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 1-6. Atletico remain 4 points clear at the top while Barcelona are right behind them as they get a big win and continue a positive 2021. Real Madrid also get a win as they sit 2 points behind Barcelona. Sevilla sit 4th in the table as they sit 5 points behind Real Madrid. The La Liga race is well and truly on with 10 games to go. 

Serie MW 28

Atalanta beat Verona 0-2, Benevento beat Juventus 0-1, Lazio beat Udinese 0-1, Milan beat Fiorentina 2-3, and Napoli beat Roma 0-2. Inter remain 6 points clear at the top with a game in hand. Milan sit 2nd and go 4 points clear of Juventus who drop points. Atalanta go level with Juventus as they sit 4th while Napoli, Roma, and Lazio make up the top 7. Inter are firmly in the driving seat with 10 games to go in Italy. 

Bundesliga MW 26

Leipzig beat Arminia 0-1, Dortmund drew with Koln 2-2, Bayern beat Stuttgart 4-0, Frankfurt beat Union Berlin 5-2, Monchengladbach beat Schalke 0-3, Mainz beat Hoffenheim 1-2, and Hertha Berlin beat Leverkusen 3-0. Bayern remain 4 points clear at the top of the table while Leipzig sit 2nd in the table. Wolfsburg and Frankfurt make up the top four. Dortmund sit 5th in the table and now 4 points outside the top four while Leverkusen sit 6th. Monchengladbach remain 10th in the table. Bayern still leading the chase at the moment but it’s finely poised. 

Ligue MW 30

Monaco beat St.Etienne 0-4, Nice beat Marseille 3-0, Nimes beat Lille 1-2, and PSG beat Lyon 2-4. Lille drop points which means that PSG go top of the table on goal difference. Lille sit 2nd while Lyon are 3 points behind them in 3rd. Monaco sit 4th and a point behind Lyon. PSG take the lead with 8 games left as things get tight in France. 

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